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OPEN HOUSE: A fall 2004 open house for prospective college students will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union, in the College Center of Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean. A financial aid presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. in Cutco Theater. For more information, contact the admissions office at 376-7501.

LOOKING BACK: The good works of Floyd and Edna Cotton will be remembered during the dedication of the new landscape planting at the 11 a.m. service Sunday in First Baptist Church of Elma, 1301 Bowen Road.

Friends of the Cottons and those touched by their lives are invited to attend and share their memories. Refreshments will follow the program. Mr. Cotton, founder of the nursery that bears his name, died in June at the age of 89. His wife died in March.

AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE: Gloria J. Parks Community Center MUSE drumming and dance fall classes, featuring African, Latin, Baltic, Celtic and Native American styles will begin at 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through Dec. 21, at the community center, 3242 Main St. For more information, call 832-1010.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Young children are invited to wear costumes to the Lake Shore Library, 4857 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a candy hunt, stories and video. Register at the library or by calling 627-3017.

15TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER: Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Cash bar, dinner and program. Cost $50. For reservations, call 883-8888, Ext. 153.

THRUWAY CORRIDOR: The New York State Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house on Monday to detail its ongoing Thruway corridor study, which could result in new ramps and additional lanes in the Buffalo region.

The public can review information from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Cheektowaga. A formal presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. The transportation agencies are studying long-term traffic capacity needs along the I-90 corridor between Exits 49 and 53, in Amherst and Cheektowaga, as well as the I-290, from the mainline Thruway to the Main Street interchange.

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